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In the News: Super Bowl, Starbucks, Netflix & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 6, 2011 08:55 AM

In the News tests "more airy" website redesign, as delivery locker test with 7-Eleven looms.

Apple designer Jonathan Ive enters a new era, as iPhone 5 speculation mounts and brand announces first store in Hong Kong.

Baidu taps Dell for mobile push.

Bank of America shares decline (despite Warren Buffett's $5 billion injection) in tandem with global banks.

BMW tests 1,000 times brighter laser headlights.

Cantor Fitzgerald's post-9/11 recovery is in the spotlight this week.

Carlyle Group files for IPO.

Coca-Cola will invest $4 billion with Chinese bottling partners to spur China sales.Continue reading...

video killed the _____ star

Radio Celebrates 90 years of Media Content for Profit

Posted by Sheila Shayon on November 12, 2010 01:30 PM

Ninety years ago this month, Westinghouse Electric Co. launched the era of electronic mass communications with a radio broadcast for election day in the U.S. presidential contest between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox – heard over Pittsburgh’s KDKA radio station.

You can still hear that broadcast – yes, audio-only – via the radio-changing, radio-challenging Internet.

Calling itself "The Pioneer Broadcasting Station of the World," KDKA was founded by Frank Conrad, a Westinghouse engineer running an amateur home station, 8XK – that played music. Estimates are that only about 100 people heard that first KDKA broadcast, with the news that Republican Harding had defeated Cox. Continue reading...

branding trends

What We're Reading: Tuesday Edition

Posted by Shirley Brady on June 1, 2010 06:00 PM

Global luxury sector will outperform this year, though Mideast luxury sales stagnate and unemployment casts shadow on US luxury recovery.

US consumers are drinking less beer, while EU combats falling wine consumption.

Is crowdsourcing ready for prime time?

Boomer brands such as PF Flyers get a second life.

Why CMOs are joining the executive table.Continue reading...

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